|Forum: Accessibility and Usability|
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|1:|| Accessibility and usability best practice and information|
A summary showing some of the best or recent accessibility and usability questions from around the forums
|Feb 16, 2006|
|2:|| What exactly are Accessibility and Usability?|
Although accessibility and usability can be seen as two very different things, they successfully go hand in hand. The two approach the issue of making a website as successful as possible, but from two different points of view.
|Feb 17, 2006|
|3:|| What exactly are Accessibility and Usability?|
"Accessibility and Usability are two topics not to be ignored or taken lightly. Legislation and the steady increase in public demand for a better web is, luckily, going to impact how we view marketing, site design, and ecommerce -- forever."
|Feb 17, 2006|
|4:|| Accessibility Advocates Accuse Engines of Shutting out the Blind|
"Now, an Internet petition is asking Google to provide an accessible alternative to the visual verification scheme that currently locks the blind and visually impaired out of participation in all the company's services."
|Feb 21, 2006|
|5:|| Inverted Pyramid Writing|
"Are you familiar with the term Inverted Pyramid Writing (IPW)?"
|Mar 1, 2006|
|6:|| Is White Text on Black Background Bad?|
"Some people told me that nobody likes white on black, but does it really matter?"
|Mar 28, 2006|
|7:|| Designing for the Mobile User|
There are three basic approaches to dealing with mobile phone/PDA users.
|June 7, 2006|
|8:|| Wireless firms agree on rules for mobile Web sites|
"Some of the world's top wireless and Internet companies, including Nokia, Vodafone Group Plc and Google Inc., have agreed on a set of Web site development guidelines aimed at making it easier to surf the Internet on cell phones."
|June 27, 2006|
|9:|| Google Launch Search For The Visually Challenged|
"Accessible Search is an early Google Labs product designed to identify and prioritize search results that are more easily usable by blind and visually impaired users."
|July 20, 2006|
|10:|| The Public Shun Mobile Web|
"Nearly three-quarters of people are avoiding the mobile internet because of high costs and poor experiences of the technology, according to research published today."
|Aug 7, 2006|
|11:|| Federal Judge Sustains Discrimination Claims Against Target Website|
The suit charges that Target's website is inaccessible to the blind, and therefore violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
|Sept 8, 2006|
|12:|| Accessible Tables|
"While the purpose of this post is not to rehash the "table based vs. tableless layouts" argument (that is for another forum and another day, despite being discussed to death numerous times already) it is important to understand the background of table usage in order to fully understand tables. "
|Sept 28, 2006|
|13:|| Accessible AJAX|
"...let's discuss how to turn an AJAX solution into something accessible and usable."
|Oct 10, 2006|
|14:|| Group Sues to Make Online Retailers Answer to the Blind|
"Some online retailers are rethinking their Web sites in light of a recent federal court ruling that says they must by more accessible to the blind."
|Oct 24, 2006|
|15:|| Survey: 97% Of World's Websites Do Not Meet Minimum Accessibility Standards||Dec 6, 2006|
|16:|| Accessibility basics: tips and tricks to build an accessible website|
"I thought I would share some of the things I do to make my sites more accessible. You will get CSS 'tricks' to help you build cross browser site more easily as well as some accessibility basics."
|Dec 7, 2006|
|17:|| Amazon.com and NFB Join Forces to Promote Web Accessibility|
"The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) and Amazon.com announced today that they have agreed to work together to promote and improve technology that enables blind people to access and use the World Wide Web."
|Apr 5, 2007|
|18:|| Achieving Accessibility Without Compromising Design|
"How do you achieve accessibility without compromising design beauty?"
|June 26, 2007|
|19:|| Web Accessibility is Not My Problem!|
"Accessibilty is a shared responsibility between the webmaster, the user agent (ie. browser makers), and the end user."
|July 13, 2007|
|20:|| Accessibility Tricks|
"I often say that the single biggest thing that you can do to improve accessibility is to support older browsers."
|July 24, 2007|
|21:|| Usability Study: Users Mistakenly Trust Higher Google Results|
"A U.S. study suggests Internet users mistakenly have an inherent trust of Google search results that appear higher on a page."
|Aug 23, 2007|
|22:|| Introduction to Screen Readers|
A Yahoo UI Blog Video
|Aug 30, 2007|
|23:|| Judge Certifies Class Action Lawsuit For Website Inaccessible To The Blind|
"A federal judge in California certified a class action lawsuit against Target Corp brought by plaintiffs claiming the discount retailer's Web site is inaccessible to the blind, according to court documents."
|Oct 3, 2007|
|24:|| Icon vs. Text Navigation|
"Mobile devices, operating systems, blogs and social networking sites are conditioning your visitors to icon navigation, is plain text navigation becoming a sign of 'old' sites?"
|Jan 7, 2008|
|25:|| 26 Steps to a More Accessible Website|
"So, inspired by an earlier post, here's a few tips to make your site more accessible. The tips are not presented in any order of importance, and this is not an exhaustive list. But, if you implement just some of these changes, your users will profit - and because accessibility helps search engines too, your rankings could get better too."
|Jan 15, 2008|
|26:|| Microsoft Releases UI Automation Tools to Boost Web Accessibility|
"Microsoft Corp. today committed to contribute its UI Automation specification to the Accessibility Interoperability Alliance (AIA), a new engineering working group dedicated to making it easier for developers to create software, hardware and Web-based products that are accessible to people with disabilities."
|Jan 18, 2008|
|27:|| BBC Removing Microformats||June 30, 2008|
|28:|| Target Lawsuit Ends with $6 million Settlement|
"The Target retail chain will make its Web site accessible to the blind and pay $6 million to visually impaired Californians who have tried unsuccessfully to use the site, under a settlement announced Wednesday."
|Aug 28, 2008|
|29:|| Voice-Based Web Tools Tested|
"IBM is testing a voice-based web to make information accessible to users who may not be able to read or write, or who do not have access to the Internet."
|Sept 11, 2008|
|30:|| Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0|
"Drawing on extensive experience and community feedback, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 improve upon W3C's groundbreaking initial standard for accessible Web content, apply to more advanced technologies, and are more precisely testable."
|Dec 17, 2008|
|31:|| Optimal Image Replacement Techniques for Heading (h1-h6) Elements||Feb 12, 2009|
|32:|| Stop Password Masking For Better Usability|
"Password masking is meant to be an additional security feature, however, typing errors result in users losing access to their accounts."
|July 6, 2009|
|33:|| Fragment Identifiers aka Named Anchors||Sept 28, 2009|
|34:|| Visual Appeal and Usability|
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss how usability and visual appeal can work in harmony."
|Oct 6, 2009|
|35:|| Emotion Markup Language 1.0|
"As the web is becoming ubiquitous, interactive, and multimodal, technology needs to deal increasingly with human factors, including emotions."
|Nov 3, 2009|
|36:|| An Accessible CSS Content Hiding Method|
"WebmasterWorld Members discuss the legitimate reasons for hiding headers whether for image replacement purposes or not."
|Dec 1, 2010|
|37:|| Advocates For Disabled Americans Sue Sites Failing To Comply With ADA|
That could mean websites will be required to include spoken descriptions of photos and text boxes for the blind, as well as captions and transcriptions of multimedia features for the deaf,...
|Mar 23, 2013|
|38:|| Newly Released/Updated W3C Guidelines for Accessibility|
Recently released and updated guidelines for accessibility.
|Aug 24, 2013|